This week’s question is, who has helped you the most with your family history? That’s a tough one for me because I’ve had help so often over the years.
Before my mom’s Alzheimers got really bad, it would have been my mom. She would look at old black-and-white photos with me and tell me who the people were. Maybe that’s why I love those photos the most. She also told me her family stories, but some were only revealed after I discovered the family secrets.
There is a standing joke with my cousins because they know my mom would say, “ok, it was like this,” when I discovered a family secret and asked for her input. I guess I’ll never know why she didn’t tell me in the first place.
Also, my dad’s brother, my Uncle Ken, was a huge help in telling me stories from my father’s side because he was the boy who listened to the older folk, and he was happy to share. I think my dad was too busy doing outdoor things growing up. But Dad was happy when I’d find “living” cousins.
The more I think about it, it’s hard to decide who has helped me the most. I’ve had help from other genealogists from near and around the world, and I’ve had help from you, my genealogy blog followers.
Who’s on your list of genealogy helpers?
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